nightman commeth

with my friend and im just like sitting here and shes passed out and nightman commeth is playing softly in the basement of her moms house i feel like this moment is cursed

Talking Ten Years of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ with Two of Its Stars

This post originally appeared on VICE UK.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia started ten years ago as a pet project between a few friends who didn’t know dick about making a TV show. As it enters its eleventh season this January, it has grown into the cable television equivalent of the beloved neighborhood drunk everyone gravitates toward at the bar, spouting real truths about the world while teetering on his bar stool. Its characters, morally bankrupt friends in their 30s and a sordid father figure played by Danny DeVito, have become household names. Part of the reason Sunny has been so successful, despite its lack of fancy awards to place on the mantle, is its rabid cult following, which has helped to spread the word about the show and stuck with it even through its ascent into mainstream consciousness.

As it’s gained a broader audience, the show has also managed to hold onto the fucked up storylines and psychopathic behavior of its characters that have been its hallmark since 2005. The show uses the gang of five dysfunctional, alcoholic, occasionally drug-addicted, narcissistic bar owners as a mirror, reflecting the push-pull extremities of American society and politics, and the personalities at either end of the spectrum. They are also, for all their awful qualities, pretty endearing characters, even if you’d never want to hang out with them in real life.

A new teaser trailer for the upcoming eleventh season came out earlier this week, so I took the opportunity to get in touch with two of its stars and writers, Glenn Howerton (Dennis Reynolds) and Charlie Day (Charlie Kelly), for a chat about the past ten years.

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